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A reading for Sunday morning from the introduction to
D. T. Niles ' book
' That They May Have Life '
Reader. Garard Green


Unknown: D. T. Niles
Reader: Garard Green

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


by Melville Cook
From Leeds Parish Church
Next Sunday:Hugh McLean from King's College Chapel, Cambridge


Unknown: Melville Cook
Unknown: Hugh McLean


From Northfield Parish Church, Aberdeen, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Duncan M. Bruce
The Sermon preached by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt. Rev. G. D. Henderson , D. Litt. , D.D., D. Theol.
Metrical Psalm 98, vv. 1-4: 0 sing a new song to the Lord (Tune, St. Magnus 114)
Call to Prayer; Prayers
The Epistle: Philippians 3, vv. 7-14
The Gospel: St. Matthew 6, vv. 19-26 Now thank we all our God (C.H. 29:
Tune. Nun danket)
Thy hand, 0 God. has guided (C.H.
215: Tune, Thornbury)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
March on, my soul, with strength
(C.H 637: Tune, Christchurch)
Organist. Isabel F. Ross


Unknown: Rev. Duncan M. Bruce
Unknown: Rev. G. D. Henderson
Unknown: D. Litt.
Unknown: D. Theol.
Organist: Isabel F. Ross

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC staff correspondents report on current events as seen from their own capitals


A series of six readings from collections of English letters
4 - 'The Unforgotten'
Some letters in which people and events of the past are kept alive
Read by Richard Hurndall and Mary Wimbush
Narrator, Martin Starkie
Script by Terry Gompertz
' Away from Home'


Read By: Richard Hurndall
Read By: Mary Wimbush
Narrator: Martin Starkie
Script By: Terry Gompertz

: Boyd Neel introduces

A request programme of records including this week:
Toy 'Symphony (Haydn)
Piano Concerto No. 2 (Rawsthorne) Sarka (Ma Vlast) (Smetana)


The story of four people and ten clues on a tape recorder
A programme for those interested in Italy and in picking up some Italian
Script by Henry Bentinck and Alessandro Magri
To the Italian Frontier
Produced by Henry Bentinck
An uncle, in his will, leaves Kenneth ten recorded clues and a cryptic letter saying that when he has followed up the clues Kenneth will be in a position to claim the rest of his inheritance. All the clues concern Italy, and Kenneth goes to see his friend, Hugh, who knows Italy and Italian well. With Hugh's wife, Beatrice, they set out on this curious treasure hunt.
Come sta?, How are you?; sto bene, I'm all right; siamo in transito, we are passing through; qualche cosa da dichiarare, something to declare; la dogana, the customs; la multa, the fine; fare il contrabbando, to smuggle; and'amo in quattro, make a foursome; subito, at once; apposta, on purpose; in gamba on the spot, smart. Lei, with the third person singular of the verb, is the usual form of ' you '.
To be repeated oh Friday at 9.30 a.m.
See page 7


Script By: Henry Bentinck
Script By: Alessandro Magri
Produced By: Henry Bentinck
Hugh James: Robert Rietty
Kenneth Cheales: Kenneth Best
Beatrice James: Olive Gregg
Raffaella Carcesi: Maria Pia Allegrini
Customs Man: Gaylord Cavallaro


Conducted by John Summerson
Theatre: Richard Findlater
Radio: Stephen Potter Book: C V. Wedgwood
Art- Basil Taylor
Film: Dilys Powell


Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: Richard Findlater
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Basil Taylor
Unknown: Dilys Powell

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England


Kirriemuir, Angus
A visit to Sir James Barrie 's ' Thrums.' David Smith , the Town Clerk, introduces people who live and work in his town
From the Airlie Arms Hotel,


Unknown: Sir James Barrie
Unknown: David Smith


Songs for female voices suitable for amateur choirs BBC Singers (women's voices)
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Ernest Lush (piano)
Introduced by Trevor Harvey


Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Piano: Ernest Lush
Introduced By: Trevor Harvey


A gardening weekly
Roy Hay. Fred Streeter. and Edward Hyams discuss their personal estimate of quality in fruit, flowers, and vegetables, and recommend varieties to grow


Unknown: Roy Hay.
Unknown: Fred Streeter.
Unknown: Edward Hyams


Philip Toynbee
Norman Douglas is probably best known for his novel ' South Wind.' But his travel book ' Old Calabria,' first published in 1915 and recently reprinted, is arguably the finer work.
Reader, Carleton Hobbs


Unknown: Philip Toynbee
Unknown: Norman Douglas
Reader: Carleton Hobbs


Leonard Cassini (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Alfred Wallenstein Introduction and Dance of the Firebird: Round Dance of the Princesses ; Infernal Dance of King Kashchey and his retinue: Berceuse; Finale


Piano: Leonard Cassini
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Alfred Wallenstein


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
'Wiiliam Thomson 's "Orpheus Caledonius " ' by Maurice Lindsay
' Composer and Interpreter: 2-The Composer in Demand ' by Geoffrey Bush
' Music in 1955,' by William Mann


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Wiiliam Thomson
Unknown: Maurice Lindsay
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Unknown: William Mann


For Children of Most Ages
Jo tells ' The Gentle Lion '
A story by E. Lucia Turnbull


Story By: E. Lucia Turnbull

: New Year January 1, 1356

A play about the Abbot of Gloucester and the children of the Almonry with Martin Lewis , Jack May Dorothy English, Jill Nyasa Ernest Jay. Patricia Hayes
Written by David Scott Daniell
followed by January 1, 1956
A Children's Service
Conducted by the Dean of Gloucester with boys of the King's School and girls of the Gloucester High Schools Of the Father's love begotten (E.H.
Reading' St. Matthew 7. vv. 24-29
Lead us. heavenly Father (E.H. 426)
At the name of Jesus (E.H. 368)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
Herbert Sumsion


Unknown: Martin Lewis
Unknown: Jill Nyasa
Unknown: Ernest Jay.
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Written By: David Scott Daniell
Unknown: Herbert Sumsion

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England


A report by Alastair Borthwick
The closing stages of the war introduced many of the men of our Forces to Holland. Alastair Borthwick was one of them. He returned there last autumn at the invitation of the Dutch Government, and tonight he gives an account of his visit and the work he saw in progress there.


Unknown: Alastair Borthwick


Lionel Solomon (flute)
Arthur Sandford (piano)


Flute: Lionel Solomon
Piano: Arthur Sandford


A series of weekly programmes by Antony Hopkins


from Leeds Parish Church, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Canon C. B. Sampson
Let all the world (A. and M. Rev.
Versicles and Responses Psalm 8
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 30, vv.
Magnificat (Stanford in B flat)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 15-21 Nunc dimittis (SMnford in B fiat) Creed, Responses, and Collects
Carol: In the bleak mid-winter
(Harold Darke )
At the name of Jesus (A. and M. Rev.
Precentor. Trevor Bone
Organist and Choirmaster,
Melville Cook


Unknown: Canon C. B. Sampson
Unknown: Harold Darke


Appeal on behalf of Searchlight Cripples' Workshops, by Jack Hawkins
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Searchlight Cripples' Workshops, on the slopes of the South Downs, provides a home and workshops for boys and young men too badly handicapped physically to be accepted for a commercial training, even in a very sheltered workshop. Their handicaps prevent them from working sufficiently quickly to earn a living, but they are experts at many crafts including chair-seating in cane and rush, basketry, leather-work, and rug-making. Everything is done to help them to have as normal a home life as possible, with the opportunity to join in the activities of their able-bodied friends.


Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Jack Hawkins


Guy Rolfe with Ronald Simpson in by John Galsworthy
Adapted as a serial in twelve parts by Muriel Levy
Part 11
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Hugh Stewart
at 4.30
(Guy Rolfe broadcasts by permission of Associated British Pictures Corporation)
Winifred Dartie , seeking a divorce from her runaway husband Monty, finds him at home when she returns from a shopping expedition- She reports to Soames. He, however, is more concerned with his own relationship with his wife, Irene, and goes to Paris to see her. When Irene refuses to return to him, he goes to Madame Lamotte and tells her of his intentions towards her daughter Annette, explaining that he is seeking a divorce.
Meanwhile, Jolyon receives a' shock when his daughter Holly tells him she is secretly engaged to Val Dartie , Soames's nephew.


Unknown: Guy Rolfe
Unknown: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: John Galsworthy
Unknown: Muriel Levy
Production By: Hugh Stewart
Unknown: Guy Rolfe
Unknown: Winifred Dartie
Unknown: Madame Lamotte
Unknown: Val Dartie
Jolyon: Guy Rolfe
Soames: Ronald Simpson
Irene: Grizelda Hervey
James: Laidman Browne
Emily: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Winifred: Catherine Nangle
Annette: Virginia Winter


by Gilbert Murray , o.m.
Tomorrow is Dr. Gilbert Murray 's ninetieth birthday. In this talk he reflects on his experiences of the past ninety years and looks to the future.


Unknown: Gilbert Murray
Unknown: Dr. Gilbert Murray

: Gilbert and Sullivan: 5: The Summit of Success

[Starring] Hugh Burden, Clive Morton and Richard Hurndall
The story of a great partnership in six episodes by Leslie Baily
Other parts played by: Russell Napier, Betty Hardy, Roger Snowdon, Madi Hedd, Stephen Jack, Harold Ayer, Charles Irwin, Eric Anderson and Malcolm Hayes
Narrator, Hugh Burden
The songs from the operas sung by: Owen Brannigan, Joyce Gartside, Doris Gambell, Thomas Round, Sheila Rex, Gilbert Wright
Pianist, Alan Richardson
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe)
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Production by Vernon Harris
(The BBC acknowledges the assistance of Miss Bridget D'Oyly Carte and of Sir Newman Flower. the biographer of Sir Arthur Sullivan)
(Hugh Burden is appearing in "Waiting for Godot" at the Criterion Theatre; Frances Rowe and Clive Morton are in "Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon" at the Duchess Theatre. London; Owen Brannigan, Thomas Round, and Sheila Rex broadcast by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)


Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Clive Morton
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Leslie Baily
Played By: Russell Napier
Played By: Betty Hardy
Played By: Roger Snowdon
Played By: Madi Hedd
Played By: Stephen Jack
Played By: Harold Ayer
Played By: Charles Irwin
Played By: Eric Anderson
Narrator: Malcolm Hayes
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Sung By: Owen Brannigan
Sung By: Joyce Gartside
Sung By: Doris Gambell
Sung By: Thomas Round
Sung By: Sheila Rex
Pianist: Gilbert Wright
Pianist: Alan Richardson
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Production By: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Miss Bridget D'Oyly Carte
Unknown: Sir Newman Flower.
Unknown: Sir Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Frances Rowe
Unknown: Clive Morton
Unknown: Owen Branni
Unknown: Thomas Round
Unknown: Sheila Rex
W S Gilbert: Clive Morton
Arthur Sullivan: Richard Hurndall
Mrs Gilbert: Frances Rowe
Rutland Barrington: Ralph Truman
George Grossmith: Dudley Rolph


Arias from his cantatas for solo voice, transcribed and edited by John Edmunds
Piango, gemo, sospiro (Love's wound lies deep in my heart)
Ingrata si mi svena (The slighted lover)
0 di tua man mi svena (Kill me, or die at my glance)
Filli di gioia vuoi farmi morir
(Phyllis would have me die of joy)
(first performances) sung by Philip Hattey (bass-baritone) with Frederick Stone (piano)


Edited By: John Edmunds
Unknown: Filli Di Gioia
Bass-Baritone: Philip Hattey
Piano: Frederick Stone


' He is thy life and the length of thy days'
Psalm 91 (Broadcast psalter) Deuteronomy 30, vv. 1-20.
Praise to the Lord (BBC H.B. 17) Romans 11, vv. 33-36

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

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